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The COVID-19 Protection Framework

The COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) will replace the current alert level system used by the government to respond to COVID-19 in New Zealand. It uses a 3-level approach to manage COVID-19 in the community:

    • Green – used when there’s limited COVID-19 in the community, hospitalisations are at a manageable level, and the health system is ready to respond.
    • Orange – used when there’s increasing community transmission of COVID-19, the whole health system has focused its resources but can manage the outbreak, and there is an increasing risk to the public.
    • Red – used when action is needed to protect the health system and to protect at-risk populations.
Unite Against COVID-19

Wednesday 1 December, 2021

The Ministry of Education has now provided guidelines for tertiary education under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Here, below, is a summary of the essential implications for us at Carey.

Access to the Carey Campus

According to the CPF, from 3 December all Carey students will need to be fully vaccinated to enter the campus or take part in face-to-face activities. This includes teaching and learning spaces such as classes, meetings, noho marae. The Carey campus (with the exception of the library) will remain closed to students until 26 January 2022. This decision will be reviewed regularly noting the rapidly changing environment and the increasing advances in the management of living with the pandemic globally.

The Library

The library will be open to students, staff and visitors from Friday 3 December, 2021. Opening hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Under the Red setting (from 3 December 2021) you will need to be fully vaccinated (unless exempt) and have a valid My Vaccine Pass to enter the Library. Under the CPF, My Vaccine Pass is the only permitted way of verifying your vaccination status. Capacity limits within the Library will be based on 1 m distancing and face coverings must be used when indoors (unless an exemption applies).

Click and collect will continue to be available. Please contact the Library for further information.

Your vaccination information

Please be assured that we will handle this information about your vaccination status in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020 and the incoming legislation relating to the CPF. Personal information about your vaccine status will be protected and will not be shared without consent.

Further information

If Auckland remains at the Red setting in March 2022 (start of Semester 1) all students, staff and contractors will have to be fully vaccinated to come onto campus. We will continue to make provisions for remote and distance access to learning for all students. More information will be provided in due course as further clarity is given by the Government.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with either Neroli Hollis (Academic Registrar) or Rob Ayres (Academic Director). As always, we look to the one who is our refuge (Ps 34:8), the Lord of heaven and earth.

“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal